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Footrot and Foot Abscess of Ruminants
The Molecular Biology of the Fimbriae (Pili) of Bacteroides nodosus and the Development of a Recombinant DNA-Based Vaccine and the Application of Biotechnology to the Diagnosis of Footrot are described. Expand
Effects of concurrent copper deficiency and gastro-intestinal nematodiasis on circulating copper and protein levels, liver copper and bodyweight in sheep.
The results support the contention that gastro-intestinal nematodiasis can significantly exacerbate an existing Cu deficiency in sheep and there was no evidence that hypocuprosis would predispose sheep to higher nematode burdens. Expand
Comparison of cestode antigens in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia hydatigena and T ovis infections in sheep.
The antigen with least non-specific background activity, which consistently detected the highest antibody titres in the sera of all infected animals was the secretion from T ovis worms cultured in vitro, and is the antigen of choice for the detection of non- specific infections with larval cestodes in sheep. Expand
Identification of three gene regions associated with virulence in Dichelobacter nodosus, the causative agent of ovine footrot.
Dichelobacter nodosus (formerly Bacteroides nodosus) is a Gram-negative strict anaerobe and is the primary pathogen involved in ovine footrot. A comparative hybridization strategy was used to isolateExpand
A purified stage-specific 31 kDa antigen as a potential protective antigen against Ostertagia circumcincta infection in lambs.
The 31 kDa antigen of third-stage (L3) Ostertagia circumcincta larvae was evaluated as a potential prophylactic antigen by an analysis of the protective, humoral and cell-mediated responses of lambsExpand
Dichelobacter nodosus: differentiation of virulent and benign strains by gene probe based dot blot hybridisation.
  • D. Liu, W. Yong
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • 1 December 1993
The use of virulent and benign specific gene probes in combination provides a rapid and precise screening system for differentiation of virulence and higher intermediate footrot from benign and lower intermediate foot rot. Expand
Cross-protection between the cysts of Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia hydatigena and T ovis in lambs.
Autopsy results indicated that prior infection with an homologous species induced a very high degree of immunity to challenge infection, which appeared to have acted on the establishment phase of development and did not influence cyst survival. Expand
‘Arc 5’ antibodies in sera of sheep infected with Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia hydatigena and Taenia ovis
Summary The ‘arc 5’ precipitin band, formed when test human serum is reacted against immunoelectrophoresed hydatid cyst fluid antigen, has provided a positive diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosusExpand
Animal Parasite Control Utilizing Biotechnology
Biotechnology and the Control of Myiasis Diseases, The Major Histocompatibility Complex and Parasite Immunity, and Genetic Markers for the Selection of Parasite Resistance in Livestock are reviewed. Expand